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|May 20, 2015
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Enjoys A Decade of Successful Operation; Aims For Many More
Groundwork on the purpose-built Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre's (the Centre) expansion at the adjacent Lot 91 is officially underway as the Centre celebrates a decade in business this year. "We are thrilled to reveal that groundwork began in late April and we expect the expansion to be completed in 2018," shared General Manager Alan Pryor on the sideline of IMEX Frankfurt 2015 (the Worldwide Exhibition for Incentive Travel, Meetings & Events). Lot 91 will be a mixed commercial development...
|May 14, 2015
BestCities' Partners Show Their True Colours In 2014 ICCA Rankings
The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) 2014 Annual Statistics Report, released on 11 May, has confirmed why BestCities is the leading alliance of global destinations and convention bureaux with all partners performing well. "With 12 partners geographically located across five continents, rankings are naturally quite broad, however all cities contributed to a fantastic overall result for BestCities, hosting a total of 935 international meetings, as well as achieving exce...
|May 05, 2015
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre's Expansion Announced
The Victorian State Government today announced up to $210 million for the long-awaited expansion of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) in the 2015-16 State Budget. Stage two of MCEC's expansion will ensure MCEC remains Australia's largest convention and exhibition space. Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Trust Chairman Bob Annells said: "We have been working closely with the Victorian State Government and stakeholders to develop a proposal that meets the global demand for ...
|April 14, 2015
International Convention Centre Sydney Steps Up Asian Engagement
Following on from its successful Asia Pacific launch in February, International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) will visit cities across Asia to meet with business event decision makers ahead of its December 2016 opening. ICC Sydney Chief Executive Officer and AEG Ogden Group Director of Convention Centres, Geoff Donaghy said Asia was an extremely important market for ICC Sydney and that his team was hugely excited to be participating in Business Events Australia's North East Asia Showc...
|March 10, 2015
Sustainability First For ICC Sydney: Community-Funded Solar Energy
ICC Sydney will be home to the first community-funded solar energy project of its kind in Australia, allowing members of the public to to buy shares in a social venture that will own the building's solar array. One of Australia's largest solar arrays within a Central Business District is being errected onto the roof of ICC Sydney to generate power for the venue. Sydney Renewable Power Company is the social venture that will own the array. ICC Sydney Chief Eexecutive Officer, Geoff Donaghy...
|February 24, 2015
ICC Sydney Invites The World Inside For A Virtual Look At Its New AU$1.1 Billion Venue
International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has today launched a virtual tour of the much anticipated world class venue, on track to open in December 2016, to a global audience in Melbourne at the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME). Kicking off AIME's media program this morning, at Australia's largest business events trade show, ICC Sydney has for the first time provided the industry with an animated movie that explores the sparkling new Sydney city waterfront venue and ...
|February 22, 2015
$3 Million Digital Makeover of Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre's Audio-Visual System
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is the first centre in the Asia-Pacific to invest in a digital vision signal pathway across the venue in response to the rise of bring-your-own-device technology and to offer customers an even greater visual experience. Since the Convention Centre opened in 2009, MCEC has invested in excess of $15 million into technology infrastructure and the $3 million digital signal project is part of MCEC's commitment to spending more than $10 million over...
|January 14, 2015
Celebrating A Year of Progress: ICC Sydney's Construction Timeline Is On Track
One year on from construction commencement and International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is a third of the way to opening in December 2016, when the premier convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct for the Asia Pacific region will be revealed. The centrepiece of the NSW Government's AU$3 billion transformation of Darling Harbour, ICC Sydney is a AU$1.1 billion development being built to world-class standards by Darling Harbour Live, a consortium comprising of venue manager ...
|December 08, 2014
ICC Sydney Benefits From AEG Ogden's Global Reach & Reputation
International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is capitalising on the success of the AEG Ogden network of venues. As Group Director of Convention Centres for AEG Ogden, ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy has oversight of the strategies and management issues of nine of the world's leading convention and exhibition centres, including AEG managed Los Angeles and Hawaii facilities. "Although each venue is run independently, the ability to share experiences and intelligence allows AEG Ogden to ...
|November 21, 2014
MCEC Best Venue Team In Australia At The EEAA Awards
The venue team that successfully delivered Australia's largest health and development conference for Melbourne was recognised at the 2014 EEAA Awards for Excellence last night. Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) took out Best Venue Team after hosting the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) from 20 -- 25 July with almost 14,000 attendees and involved more than 500 committed employees working around the clock to ensure its success. MCEC Chief Executive Peter King said: ...
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